ex-Footballer Fabrice Muamba marries fiancee 7 months after he collapsed on pitch

It was the dream wedding that almost did not take place after 24-year-old football star Fabrice Muamba 'died' on the pitch seven months ago.

Now this joyful picture of him with his beautiful bride Shauna Magunda on their big day shows just how far the ex-Bolton Wanderers player has come.

The ceremony looked in grave in danger of never happening in March, when Muamba had a heart attack during an FA Cup match at Tottenham ground White Hart Lane.

Muamba had proposed to 27-year-old Miss Magunda just a month before his cardiac arrest, on Valentine's Day.

Their nuptials were attended by Premier League star Robin Van Persie and his wife, who posed with the happy couple for the latest edition of Hello! magazine.

Muamba told the magazine: 'This year has been a difficult one but, to me, marriage is the happy ending.'